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U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Defense

Mission continues through Christmas

Posted December 30, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa Members of the 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron participate in a white elephant gift exchange Dec. 25, 2016 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The mission continued over the holiday, but service members took time to celebrate the holiday by talking with their families and spending time with their…

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Defense

AETC loads, releases first live bombs from F-35A

Posted January 25, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson

The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released the Air Education and Training Command’s first live bombs from an F-35A at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 17, 2017.

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Air Force awards STPSat-6 payload integration contract to Orbital ATK

Posted February 8, 2017 by

The Space and Missiles Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., awarded a sole-source contract for Space Test Program Satellite 6 (STPSat-6) payload integration services to Orbital ATK, Feb. 3, 2017. The STPSat-6 spacecraft will be the primary payload on the STP-3 mission expected to launch no earlier than June 2019. The STPSat-6…

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Defense

Boeing, Travis partner for KC-46A testing

Posted March 20, 2017 by Capt. Lyndsey Horn

A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus team conducted testing at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., from March 7-10, 2017. This testing was a combined effort between Boeing Test and Evaluation, and the Detachment 1, 418th Flight Test Squadron, which are co-located at the Boeing Facility in Seattle.

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F-35As fly in formation above UTTR

Posted April 5, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation after refueling above the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017.

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Defense

It’s time to move past incremental modernization in aviation, says major general

Posted May 1, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army must move past incremental modernization to existing systems and make the leap forward to new capabilities if it wants to maintain overmatch against adversaries, said Maj. Gen. Robert Marion.

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Defense

Senior enlisted leaders place wreath at tomb to Mark Armed Forces Day

Posted May 23, 2017 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone Senior enlisted leaders place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 20, 2017, in honor of Armed Forces Day. The senior enlisted leaders of the Defense Department and the Coast Guard placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery May…

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USS George H.W. Bush CSG conducts strikes from Mediterranean

Posted June 9, 2017 by

Navy photograph by PO2 Christopher Gaines An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the “Tomcatters” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct flight operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve June 6, 2017. George H.W. Bush is conducting naval…

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Defense

U.S., NATO wrap up Saber Strike 17

Posted June 27, 2017 by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Saber Strike 17, a month-long exercise including 11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries, wraps up June 24, 2017. The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland beginning May 28.

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